Who will be the ‘King of Crucible’?

This Saturday the Embassy World Snooker Championship begins at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield where John Higgins will be defending his title.      This year’s championship looks one of the most open in many years. Betting as follows: 7/2 Ronnie O’Sullivan, 5/1 Mark Selby, 7/1 Stephen Maguire, 8/1 Stephen Murphy, 11/1 Ding Dunhui, 12/1 John Higgins, 20/1 Neil Robertson, 28/1 Ken Doherty, 33/1 bar.   Other betting: Winner to come from – England 4/6, Scotland 4/1, Wales 14/1, Ireland 14/1. Any other nationality 6/1. Former champion Stephen Maguire looks an attractive bet.   Soccer: After the Chelsea v Wigan draw on Monday night, Manchester United are now 1/20 to successfully defend their Premiership title.   This weekend’s main games: Blackburn 5/1 v Manchester United 8/13; Draw 11/4. Arsenal 4/11 v Reading 8/1; Draw 7/2.   GAA